Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush go postal

February 4th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Feb 4 (ANI): Australian postal authority have honoured four Oscar-winning Australian actorsNicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush by immortalising them in postage stamp.

The stars have been named legends of the year by the post office.

All the four actors have been presented with 24-carat gold replicas of their special edition 55 cent (25 pence) stamps.

Cate Blanchett said she felt “utterly, deeply humbled and chuffed by the fact I”m on a stamp. I”m going to be licked by millions of Australians and I can”t wait, reports The BBC.

Kidman said she was bowled over by this honour.

“Something like this - when you see your face on a stamp - says ”wow,”” she said.

She also added that she was excited her children would one day be able to “lick a stamp, put it on an envelope and say ”that’’s my mum.””

Crowe attended a special ceremony on Australia’’s national holiday to mark the creation of the stamps alongside Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush.

Rush said he felt that the stamps “can actually be a celebration of us”.

He further said that he had grown up in the 1950s and 60s when “the only person on a stamp was the Queen. It’’s a classy thing to know you”re on security paper.

The Australian Post selected the Oscar-winners for its Australian Legend award this year for their “outstanding contribution” to entertainment and culture in the country.

Each of the film stars gets two stamps - showing them both in and out of character. (ANI)

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